Magazine cover from the British Withdrawal from Northern Ireland Campaign (BWNIC), members of which were arrested for Incitement to Disaffection during the 1970’s
An illustrated postcard from the Boer war (1899 – 1902), which was a great radical cause at the end of the nineteenth century
A badge from the 1989/90 sold as part of demonstrations against the Poll Tax, with proceeds supporting the Kemptown anti-Poll Tax Union.
A ten-inch bronze bust that depicts Charles Bradlaugh, one of the commanding figures of Victorian radicalism.
This anti-monarchy badge was produced and widely distributed in 1977 by the Socialist Workers Party as part of their ‘Stuff the Jubilee’ campaign.
A badge from the National Asylum Workers Union, founded in 1910, which became the centre of a dispute at Bodmin Asylum in October 1918.
An outsize ‘Monopoly’ board, made (allegedly) by the street artist Banksy and presented to the Occupy London protest outside St Paul’s Cathedral.
A memorial card for Jacob Schwartz, a member of a small group of Jewish immigrant anarchists in New York associated with Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, who was arrested, beaten in police custody and died soon afterwards in 1918.
This badge is only small – just 30 millimetres in diameter – but that does not lessen its importance as a social document.
A fantastic handbill dating from 1812, marking the hanging of Luddite rioters.